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CURRENT STATUS: Pending Bills

We’re Building Momentum in Illinois

In 2024, the Illinois legislature introduced the End of Life Option Act (SB3499). If passed, this bill would allow residents in Illinois to access to medical aid in dying.

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Death with Dignity laws have been proven effective at improving healthcare quality at the end of life, regardless of whether or not an individual chooses to hasten their death.

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Illinois

Timeline of Death with Dignity in Illinois

2024

2024

Bill Referred to Committee

In February, the Illinois legislature introduced the End of Life Option Act (SB3499). The bill passes the first reading and is referred to the Assignments committee.

1997

1997

First Aid-in-Dying Bills Introduced

Illinois considers physician-assisted dying bills (HB601 and SB948). The bills do not advance.